A Big Thank You from a BIG Mouth (Liebster Award)

BIG thanks to Natural Euphoria for nominating me for a Liebster Award, it really does mean the whole (small) world to me! I can’t even believe that people are taking the time to read my blog, let alone give me … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like a Tourist: Full Moon and Sweet Sticky Rice

Before I reached Koh Phangan I approached the thought of The Full Moon Party (FMP) with strong ambivalence. The FMP is affiliated with horror stories of drug over-dosing, rape and even death which had left me wondering whether I should … Continue reading

Bunny.Eats.Design’s Pepperoni, Rosemary, Red Onion and Cheese Scones

Another tasty savoury sponge creation from Auckland based blogger Bunny.Eats.Design:

Bunny Eats Design

Do not trust these seemingly innocent baked goods. Mini items are deceptive. Because they’re so small, they hardly count as food. So you pop one of babies into your mouth each time you walk by and before you know it, you’ve eaten ten. True story. It happened to me and it may happen to you.

Scones are not too different in composition from the American biscuit, though they’re usually eaten differently. Cheap and filling, they’re never far away from the menus of cafes and lunchrooms and often one of the first things a child will bake in school cooking class.

Sometimes there are different ways to say a word: the posh way and the common way. I’ve always called a scone a “skon” which rhymes with con, swan and Tron, but the posh way to pronounce it would be to call it a “skone” rhymes with bone, phone and loan…

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New Zealand Inspired Muffins with Pine Nuts, Basil, Bacon and Parmesan

Before my trip to New Zealand, I had never, ever, tried a savoury muffin before. Savoury scones and muffins are a signature standard item in most Kiwi coffee houses. I don’t know why, but these savoury sponge delights do not … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like a Tourist: Papaya on Phi Phi

I originally had high expectations for Phi Phi with it being the top of many people’s lists when visiting Thailand. I had been told by someone who had visited several times that the islands attract hippies and evoke a hedonistic … Continue reading

Taste Real Thailand, Travel Like a Tourist: Intro

Thailand is rife with Tourism, with many of its islands resembling our teenage alcohol-fuelled antic-led holidays to European islands where local culture has been demolished by those we (shamefully) call our own race   This Tourism has infiltrated Thai food leaving … Continue reading

How to Dive Into NZ (Without Diving Into Your Purse)

One of the things I loved about New Zealand was never being far from water. Firstly, the width of New Zealand is relatively thin so you’re never more than a 2-3 hours drive away from the coast. In fact, when … Continue reading

An Affordable Afternoon Tea: Brown’s Restaurant

Afternoon Tea – the dining experience that evokes quintessential Britishness. Finger sandwiches, scones and cakes washed down with a pot of well brewed tea leaves. We can’t imagine the Queen of England spending an Afternoon doing anything but. It would … Continue reading